Tory plans will destroy human rights across Europe, warns Dominic Grieve – The Guardian

Posted June 12th, 2015 in bills, human rights, news, repeals, treaties by sally

‘It will be impossible to enforce human rights across Europe if the Conservative party carries out its threat to withdraw from the Strasbourg court, the former attorney general Dominic Grieve QC has warned.’

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The Guardian, 11th June 2015

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Petition calling for referendum on Human Rights Act attracts more than 235,000 signatures – The Independent

Posted June 12th, 2015 in human rights, news, referendums, repeals by sally

‘A petition calling for a referendum on whether Britain should repeal the Human Rights Act has attracted more than 235,000 signatures as opposition to the Conservative government’s plans to scrap it grows.’

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The Independent, 11th June 2015

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The Independent Guide to the UK Constitution: What everyone should know about the most explosive political issue of our time – The Independent

Posted June 8th, 2015 in bills, constitutional reform, human rights, news, repeals, treaties by sally

‘The UK’s democratic liberties are the envy of the world. They are also precarious. We have no written constitution, and the unwritten traditions on which we rely instead are increasingly being called into question. Human rights, the monarchy, Europe, the sovereignty of Parliament, the formation of governments – are there any first principles on which we can agree? On the eve of the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, Andy McSmith kicks off a week-long series on a subject of vital national importance’.’

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The Independent, 7th June 2015

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Bringing the statute book up to date – Law Commission

Posted June 3rd, 2015 in bills, news, repeals, statute law revision by sally

‘An Act from 1979 allowing referendums for a Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly is among legislation being recommended for repeal by the Law Commissions.’

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Law Commission, 3rd June 2015

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Medieval laws face axe in legal pruning – The Guardian

Posted June 3rd, 2015 in bills, debts, news, repeals, statute law revision, treason by sally

‘Legislation dating back to the reign of King Henry II – preventing removal of debtors’ goods from beyond their native county – will shortly disappear from the UK’s lawbooks.’

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The Guardian, 3rd June 2015

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Human Rights Act repeal would send wrong signal, says Tory peer – The Guardian

Posted June 2nd, 2015 in bills, human rights, legislation, news, repeals, treaties by sally

‘A Conservative former lord chancellor has opposed calls for Britain to withdraw from the European convention on human rights, arguing that it would send out the wrong signal.’

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The Guardian, 1st June 2015

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HRA Watch: Reform, Repeal, Replace? Cormac Mac Amhlaigh: A Referendum on Repeal of the Human Rights Act? Why not? – UK Constitutional Law Association

‘So we finally we have some clarity. Of the many statements, quasi-proposals and rumours affecting constitutional reform which had been swirling around during the term of the last coalition government, we now know which will see the light of day as official government policy. With the surprise Conservative majority government, it is now clear that the Human Rights Act will be repealed and replaced with a British Bill of Rights and there will be a referendum on EU membership by 2017 at the latest. Given that many of these issues had already been touted by one part of the coalition, many, if not most, of the constitutional and political implications, and particularly the difficulties, of these proposals have already been thrashed out in different forums such as the recent report co-edited by my colleague Tobias Lock, as well as, of course, on the pages of this blog. I have read and benefited from these excellent insights and so have nothing to add here to the substance of these issues.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 25th May 2015

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Letting public authorities lose: The dangers of repealing the Human Rights Act – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted May 20th, 2015 in human rights, news, repeals by sally

‘With the post-election dust barely settled, the Human Rights Act is firmly in the Conservatives’ sights. Caught in the crosshairs is section 2 HRA, which requires UK courts to take into account, but not necessarily follow, the case law of the European Court of Human Rights.’
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UK Human Rights Blog, 19th May 2015

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Hunting ban ‘set to be repealed within 12 months’ with early Commons vote expected – The Independent

Posted May 18th, 2015 in animal cruelty, hunting, news, repeals by sally

‘Supporters of hunting with dogs are confident of overturning the ban imposed 10 years ago, claiming that a majority of MPs in the new House of Commons will vote to lift it.’

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The Independent, 15th May 2015

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Deregulation Act 2015 – legislation.gov.uk

Posted April 1st, 2015 in legislation, repeals by sally

Deregulation Act 2015 published

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Oldest surviving law faces repeal after 747 years – BBC News

Posted December 5th, 2014 in debts, news, repeals, statute law revision by sally

‘Some of the oldest surviving legislation on Britain’s statute books is set to be repealed after 747 years.’

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BBC News, 5th December 2014

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You can STILL be jailed for being a republican, government confirms, and it remains illegal to even ‘imagine’ overthrowing the Queen – The Independent

Posted December 16th, 2013 in crime, imprisonment, news, repeals, royal family, treason by sally

‘The government has confirmed that republicanism is still punishable by life imprisonment and that it remains illegal to even ‘imagine’ overthrowing the Queen.’

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The Independent, 13th December 2013

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309 offences including ‘incorrigible rogue’ taken off statute book – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 12th, 2013 in crime, news, repeals by sally

‘”Being an incorrigible rogue”, under the Vagrancy Act 1824, is one of 309 offences to be repealed and removed from the statute book in the year up until May.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th December 2013

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Adam Perry and Farrah Ahmed: Are Constitutional Statutes ‘Quasi-Entrenched’? – UK Constitutional Law Group

Posted November 26th, 2013 in constitutional law, extradition, news, repeals, Scotland by tracey

‘The Supreme Court issued its decision in H v Lord Advocate (pdf) in 2012. The decision has been virtually ignored by constitutional scholars, but we believe it may be of great constitutional significance. In this post we explain why, starting with some background about constitutional statutes.’

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UK Constitutional Law Group, 26th November 2013

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David Cameron eyes Human Rights Act repeal – The Guardian

Posted August 9th, 2013 in human rights, legislation, news, repeals by sally

“Britain needs to look at scrapping the Human Rights Act, David Cameron has said.”

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The Guardian, 8th August 2013

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Legal age to buy crackers cut as part of ‘pointless’ red tape rules to be scrapped from tomorrow – The Independent

Posted April 5th, 2013 in legislation, news, regulations, repeals by sally

“Dozens of cuts to red tape will come into force tomorrow, including reducing the age for buying Christmas crackers, saving businesses millions of pounds, the Government has announced.”

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The Independent, 5th April 2013

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Marital coercion defence could be scrapped – The Guardian

Posted April 2nd, 2013 in defences, harassment, married persons, news, repeals by sally

“Chris Grayling, the justice secretary, is considering abolishing the legal defence of ‘marital coercion’ that was unsuccessfully used by Vicky Pryce in her trial for taking speeding points on behalf of her husband.”

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The Guardian, 31st March 2013

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Judges would regret Human Rights Act repeal, warns Lady Hale – The Guardian

Posted March 14th, 2013 in human rights, judges, judiciary, legislation, news, repeals by sally

“UK’s most senior female judge says withdrawing from Strasbourg human rights court would require Britain to exit EU.”

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The Guardian, 14th March 2014

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Let’s rip up the Human Rights Act – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted March 12th, 2013 in human rights, legislation, news, repeals by sally

“UK justice secretary Chris Grayling’s call for the repeal of the Human Rights Act 1998 has led to claims that he is betraying British values, and damaging Britain’s reputation abroad. But it is time for a grown-up debate about what, exactly, this piece of legislation has done to enhance our civil liberties and fundamental freedoms.”

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Hardwick Chambers, 11th March 2013

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Scott Stephenson: The Constitutional Significance of Statutory Repeal: How Far Can Parliament Turn Back the Clock? – UK Constitutional Law Group

Posted March 7th, 2013 in constitutional reform, human rights, legislation, news, repeals, treaties by sally

“The current system for human rights protection in the UK is once again under siege. In the last week, statements were made indicating that the Conservative Party’s manifesto for the next election would include major reforms to current arrangements. Chris Grayling, Justice Secretary and Lord Chancellor, declared that a future Conservative Government would repeal the UK Human Rights Act 1998 ‘and start[] again’, suggesting that it would be replaced by alternative legislation. Theresa May, Home Secretary, announced that the manifesto would include a promise to withdraw the UK from the European Convention on Human Rights.”

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UK Constitutional Law Group, 7th March 2013

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